One thing Cleveland Browns players sure know how to do is create a national buzz when it comes to the NBA, specifically the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Safety Damarious Randall did it recently, siding with the Warriors, temporarily alienating himself from some Cleveland fans. On Thursday, Myles Garrett took the complete opposite approach when he took aim at Kevin Durant.
It was during an interview on the Ken Carman show on 92.3 the Fan — and Garrett was prodded about the Warriors’ star player:
“If I were him, I would’ve never made a move like that in the first place. I’m too competitive to try and ride on somebody’s coattails to get a W. For him, you might as well stay at the spot you’re in now because there’s no point of leaving since you’ve already taken that moniker of being called the snake and the cupcake. You might as well stay and just keep on winning.”
Garrett said it was different than LeBron James leaving to Miami, because he left to form a trio that, while very promising, was an unknown quantity. Durant joined a team that was 73-9, and Garrett says that decision broke the league. “You hopped onto a 73-9 team and he took the easy way out in my mind,” said Garrett.
What was the reaction to Garrett’s stance? Well, while one person may have had beef with it, Jordan Zirm put it best — I think you kind of just have to nod your head at Garrett’s comments, because what about it wasn’t true?
Myles Garrett really took the flamethrower to Kevin Durant and everyone’s collective reaction was just sort of like “actually we agree”— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) June 15, 2018